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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Patagonia Trip 2017

Next February we will be hosting a trip to Patagonia with Chocolate Lab Expeditions. We have 6 open spaces available. I have known Ron, the owner, for many years and fished with him this past December. He runs a first class operation and the fishing was fantastic. Visiting Patagonia was an experience in itself, and this is going to a great trip in a great culture. The following is the itinerary for the trip. If I can answer any other questions please send me an email.

We are often asked in a conversation, "When is the best time to fly fish in Montana?" An easy answer is, whenever you can get here. The reason for this answer is because there is no right answer to the question. Montana has many different seasons and offers many different options for fishing some of the nation's best blue ribbon rivers and streams. Here I will outline Montana’s fishing seasons and what you can expect during the different time periods.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Accident on the Gallatin

Last week a holding pond for Big Sky sewage system broke, which sent close to 35 million gallons of treated water into the river. There has been many different agencies looking into this and testing the water to see what has taken effect. This has been all over social media, and it has been hard to distinguish between what the various agencies are saying and what the local communities believe.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fishing in Patagonia Part 2

This is the story of the second half of my trip to Patagonia this past December.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Fishing in Patagonia Part 1

I have just returned from a spectacular trip to a destination I have wanted to visit for many years. Patagonia has been on my bucket list and this December I had an opportunity to visit and fish in this great country. This was a fully guided expedition and the trip was organized and set up by Ron Sorenson (www.cleflyfishing.com). I have known Ron for many years as he splits his time between guiding in Montana and Argentina for the past 20+ years. He builds custom trips to for his clients based on their wants and needs. We have had many long talks on his deck during the summer about fishing in Argentina and I knew I had to visit.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Best Times to Fish Montana

Many conversations I have with clients generally start with the question, "When is the best time to fish SW Montana?" A general answer is: whenever you can get here.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Madison River Now Open Year Round

Montana FWP has decided to open the Madison River up to year round fishing.

Thinking about fishing streamers? There are a lot of questions that people ask regarding streamer fishing. How long of a leader should they use? Tippet size? Which knot to use to attach the fly to the leader? Read on for more information.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fly Fishing Line Management

One of the keys to having a successful day on the water is making the most of all available chances you might have on the water. Managing your line is one of the most important things you can do to help your odds in landing that trophy trout.

Learning to fly fish the different types of water currents is a fundemental necessity to catching fish. The upstream mend is a basic technique used when working between the faster and slower currents of most any river or stream. Learn how to spot tricky waters and cast to rising fish without a drag.

Recent warm weather has wildlife officials announcing restrictions on specific rivers in southwestern Montana.

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